- How was Army autocratic
- Their role was to protect only the Kaiser, not the state
- Independent from the Reichstag
- So had no one controlling them; only the Kaiser
- Conscription so every man had to join the army for 2-3 years.
- Discipline, pride in military institutions and love for the Fatherland taught in schools
- So boys were bought up to love and fight in the army.
- Had the right to introduce martial law
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